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Poll: Which screen resolution do you prefer?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / October 29, 2010 8:48 AM PDT

Which screen resolution do you prefer?

800x600 pixels(On what size monitor?)
1,024x768 pixels (On what size monitor?)
1,152x864 pixels (On what size monitor?)
1,280x768 pixels (On what size monitor?)
1,280x1,024 pixels (On what size monitor?)
1,600x1,200 pixels (On what size monitor?)
1,920x1,200 pixels (On what size monitor?)
1,900x1,440 pixels (On what size monitor?)
2,048x1,536 pixels or higher (Can you even read this?)
Other (What is it?)

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by Slasher / October 29, 2010 11:50 AM PDT

1920x1080 on a 19 inch laptop.

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HD on a Monitor
by Technosarge / November 8, 2010 11:00 PM PST
In reply to: HD

1920 x 1080 on my 21.5" Dell monitor. Wasn't HD the reason they made this size? I think it's smart, with the convergence of TV and PC, to give them the same resolution.

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by bmcgowan2 / October 29, 2010 12:01 PM PDT

I am surprised 1680x1050 not in original list. I thought it was a common size.

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me too
by jimichan / October 31, 2010 2:30 AM PDT
In reply to: other-

nuf said

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Same here
by ocdavid / November 3, 2010 4:46 PM PDT
In reply to: other-

1680x1050 is the default on all 50+ 22" monitors I use at work and all 3 I have at my house. It's a lot more common than some odd size like 1152x864, that's for sure!

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screen resolution
by susanai / October 29, 2010 12:01 PM PDT

32 bit monitor, 1028 x 768.

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Poll: Which screen resolution do you prefer?
by jrschafer / October 29, 2010 12:30 PM PDT

1440 x 900 was recommended on my 19" widescreen

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1440 x 900 works two ways
by sunsnappin / October 30, 2010 4:02 AM PDT

Those are the numbers I have also. I found out the monitor resolution needs to be a give and take for my eye-sight and also for having the room on screen to work around in photo editing. 1440x 900 seems to work for me.

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Screen resolution
by DSHornet / October 30, 2010 12:26 PM PDT

I also use 1440X900 on my Acer 19 inch flat panel. Considering that's its native resolution, I don't have much choice.

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Which screen resolution do you prefer?
by cgabbs / October 29, 2010 12:34 PM PDT

I use 1900x440, only b/c it's the max size my 19" monitor allows.

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Screen Res
by grayrider / October 29, 2010 12:44 PM PDT

1680 X 1050 on 22"

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Doesn't really matter
by lynjs / October 29, 2010 2:20 PM PDT

I guess that reasoning of 'doesn't really matter' comes from me not always having the most up to date equipment.

Basically, as long as I can see what's on the screen and it works adequately, I'll shut up and take whatever resolution that it offers.

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Screen resolution
by John B / October 29, 2010 2:42 PM PDT

On my 23" widescreen, the native resolution is 1920x1080. It works well. Picture quality is excellent!

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Screen resolution
by Elljl / October 29, 2010 2:58 PM PDT

1600 x 900, the highest my Linux Mint x64 will allow, using a 21.5" (I'm pretty sure) screen.

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Mine is...
by mwooge / October 29, 2010 3:02 PM PDT

1680x1050, which the screen resolutionbox says is recommended.

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by cyanoramphus / October 29, 2010 3:21 PM PDT

7120x1080 on 4Lcd's
1st.: 24" 1920x1080 (ASUS VW246)
2nd.: 19,2" Touch 1600x900 (PackardBell viseo200T)
3rd.: 20" 1680x1050 (SAMSUNG 206BW)
4th.: 22" 1920x1080 (SAMSUNG P2250)

all fired by GTX295 & GT9800

greetings from Darmstadt Germany

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ViewSonic 20" LDC Widescreen (model VX2025wm)
by Zeppo / October 29, 2010 3:27 PM PDT

1680 x 1050 is the best setting for this monitor and what I use.

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1680x1050 is more popular than I thought
by kwp99 / October 29, 2010 10:10 PM PDT

I have 1680x1050 on my 15" laptop. I find it to be a good compromise in size. I don't want too high a resolution because I'm afraid everything will be too small and lower resolution means I can't fit as much on the screen. Unfortunately newer laptops don't seem to offer this resolution anymore.

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Which screen resolution do you prefer?
by manahatta / October 29, 2010 5:26 PM PDT

Wrong question!!!
The correct question is:
What is the native resolution of your display to have the expected picture quality?
It is recommendable to use always the native resulution
of the display instead of an induvidual setting.
Before you purchase a display you have the chance to select the preferable resolution and screen size based on the performance of your video card.
Also here you will find out soon that the variety will be limited.

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Which screen resolution do you prefer? Wrong question!!!
by liamsisk / October 29, 2010 5:57 PM PDT

Surely the resolution you use is determined by the particular task being performed at any given time as most monitors have several suitable resolutions available.

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by tedtks / October 29, 2010 5:44 PM PDT

1,024x768 pixels
dell 2407
It is the best configuration for size of
icons and text for my eyesight, and to
get the most icons on the desktop without
it seeming to get cluttered.

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Poll: Which screen resolution do you prefer?
by liamsisk / October 29, 2010 5:50 PM PDT

1,920x1,080 (On 27inch iMac Monitor) For normal use and HD movies. 2,560x1,440 which is the full res on this machine's monitor for photography work.

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Why there is no WQXGA?
by kilhan / October 29, 2010 5:57 PM PDT

I use WQXGA, that is 2560x1600 on 30" Dell monitor.

Such displays are expensive but the compfort of work is extreme, especially if you are a professional designer, programmer or you worh with many open windows.

I'm really unhappy if I'm forced to work on a smaller display or lower resolution.

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by LordAntony / October 29, 2010 5:59 PM PDT

1920x1080 on 32 inch Philips TV.

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Screen resolution
by dayman / October 29, 2010 6:06 PM PDT

There are lots of variables:

1) Size of screen
2) Quality of monitor/screen
3) Quality and capability of Video card
4) Personal preference, depending on one's eyes.

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Screen resolutition
by ctommyf / October 29, 2010 8:13 PM PDT
In reply to: Screen resolution

I am a 70 year old man and I use 1024X768
22 in. Asus moniter as it gives me the best size on the desktop and other print.

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About the screen resolution.
by SweetGirish / October 29, 2010 8:01 PM PDT

Usually, the higher the screen resolution is, the better the image is. So, the maximun resolution offered by the monitor should be used.
The monitor's aspect ratio is important here.
For gaming and watching HD movies, an aspect ratio of 16:9 is prefered. For general PC usage, a 8:5 (16:10) aspect ratio is better.
The resolution used for gaming also depends on the power of the GPU.

Putting all these into consideration, a 24 inch monitor with an aspect ratio of 8:5 used at a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels is a good choice for general usage, gaming and watching HD movies..

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monitor resolution
by alaskagram / October 29, 2010 8:55 PM PDT

1400X900 17"DTV

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Best all around
by jsmith29 / October 29, 2010 9:37 PM PDT

I use 1920 X 1080 on a acer 22" wide It gives the best resolution for most all around general use and video watching with little or no pixelating in full screen view

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How could you leave out 1920 x 1080?
by andygawg / October 30, 2010 12:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Best all around

I agree with jsmith29, 1920 x 1080 is ideal. Used to be the HD highest res. for TV's, but now a days a lot of PC monitors use this (16:9) res too. Great for games and native for blu ray.

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